McBookie Ayrshire District League



MANAGERLESS Saltcoats suffered their fifth straight defeat as they lost out to their fellow strugglers from East Ayrshire.

The defeat was another blow to the struggling Seasiders, who were eliminated from the Scottish Junior Cup after being unable to field a team against Kilwinning Rangers seven days earlier.

At half-time it was goalless as the hosts kept the visitors at bay.

However, in the second half the East Ayrshire side were camped in the Vics half and ran out comfortable winners. They could have won even more easily had they taken some of their other chances.

Scorers were Ross Ballantyne (2), Paul Millar and Darren McIntyre.

Next up for Saltcoats is a short trip to Stevenston to face Ardeer Thistle.